Who is the man of the match for 2nd test Ind vs Aus – Steve Bucknor.
Let’s look at two innings :
Dravid and Ganguly taken down illegally by umpires. Dravid hid his bat nicely under the pad and that did not convince Mr. Bucknor.
Ganguly’s dismissal was judged after asking the players ? What ? Yes the Australian player …This incident is lot lot better than comedy central stand up comedians shows.
From 134 for 6 of Australia first innings to whopping 463 all out is made possible with some big umpiring goof-ups
Symonds score of 137 was possible becuase of poor umpiring decisions.
1) Andrew Symonds was caught by Dhoni off Ishant Sharma when on 30 – Bucknor decided he was not out.
2) Symonds again stumped by Dhoni off Kumble.
Ponting was lucky when Dhoni caught him behind the stumps
“We have asked our team management to lodge a protest to the ICC match referee against the wrong umpiring decisions made today by Steve Bucknor. The wrong decisions made by Bucknor have been commented upon by all cricketers and analysts alike,” said BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla.
“I am sure the International Cricket Council will be monitoring the matter in Dubai and take appropriate actions,” Shukla said.
“I was very lucky. I was out when I was 30 and given not out,” Symonds said.
Questions that were left unanswered :
Can’t Symonds just walk off the field when he knows he was out ?
At age of 61, (Steve Bucknor’s age) Is umpiring a correct profession ?